Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia 'Spring Surprise'
» English Description
New Zealand Camellia Bulletin, March 1998, Issue No.129, vol.XX, No.4, p.21, Reg. No.389. Raised by O. Blumhardt, Whangarei, New Zealand. A seedling of C.saluenensis f. minor, with the pollen parent uncertain, but probably Tiffany. A medium size semi-double, 8 cm diameter x 3.5 cm deep of 20 petals. The outer petals and petal tips are medium to deep pink, shading to blush pink in the petal base and flower centre (RHS.CC. 55B fading to 56D; main appearance 56B. The plant is upright, dense and slow growing and flowers mid-season. The dark green leaves are 5-6 cm long x 3.5 cm wide.